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Advocate News Editor Derek Sawvell asked folks to comment on their fondest memories of Thelma Nopoulos and/or the Candy Kitchen. What follows are some of the responses: * My husband and I had our … more
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent first to Durant Superintendent Joe Burnett and High School Principal Joel Diederichs. Editor: Having a senior child this year with the COVID-19 … more
For the last 2-3 weeks, I’ve been taking part in Wilton and Durant school board meetings virtually. It’s been a nightmare. Suppose you can say I’m old school. I’m the guy in our office my … more
Even people who don’t follow big-league stock car racing sat up and took notice when they saw the video replay of Ryan Newman’s spectacular crash in this year’s Daytona 500. Then a couple of … more
We are ending the month on a sad note. While it was somewhat expected, still the reality is harsh that schools are closed for the remainder of the school year. What a great disappointment this must … more
Editor: Hi kids! Just want you to know I miss all of you guys. We always had so much fun and treats, along with learning too. I miss Miss Kirkman too — we talk a couple times per week. I … more
With the birth of our new website wdadvocatenews.com in 2016, I was asked a few times about the newspaper, more specifically, if we were “getting rid of the paper” or “Will we still have the … more
Editor: If the great Yogi Berra could sum up the current Muscatine County Board of Supervisors and County Sheriff, it would be “Déjà vu all Over Again.” We have a county government that has … more
I spend a lot of time on the Internet, I binge-watch TV and have food delivered. Oh God I’m becoming a millennial. — HBO’s Bill Maher In watching HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” … more
I’m sure you are aware that there are bizarre daily observances each month. Well here are some for April. April 18 is National Columnist Day and on this day we honor all newspaper columnists … more
If you’re hunkered down at home waiting for the virus to pass, what are you doing with your time? Maybe you’re reading a good book, rewiring the lamp that hasn’t worked for two years or … more
We’ve had a lot of information coming our way in recent weeks, so I’d like to highlight a few key updates and resources that most constituents will find useful. Face masks: All are encouraged … more
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